In Surah al-Tahrim (66:6), Allah, Al-Waali (The Sole Governor, The Protective Ruler, The Friendly Master), addresses those who believe to protect and preserve ourselves and our families from Hell. The word qu, meaning to protect, preserve, defend, keep, is from the same root as taqwa, meaning Allah-Consciousness, piety, righteousness. The description of Hell in this ayat (verse) is a fire that is fueled by people and stones, unlike any fire on Earth, guarded over by stern and severe Angels who do not disobey what Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala commands and do whatever He orders them to do. These Angels are stern against the disbelievers upon whom they show no mercy and their structure is severe, powerful, strong and frightening. No amount of crying and pleading will help people there. May Allah The Most Merciful have Mercy on us. We know that to keep ourselves from Hell, we must believe in Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, be Allah-conscious, obey His commands, worship Him sincerely, do righteous deeds and forbid sinful ones. We must educate our families, enjoin the right and forbid the wrong and set up Allah-conscious households full of worship and love of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala and each other, endeavour to help each other fight against our lower nafs (ego), engage in other forms of ibadah (worship) such as salat (prayer), zakat (alms-giving) and fasting, help the needy and grow spiritually and piously, always remember our Sustainer and ask forgiveness for our mistakes and sins. This is an obligation we are duty-bound to obey because we are guardians of our families.
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